A trio of Newport charities have scored a bullseye after partnering with Newport estate agency Bluestone Sales and Lettings.

Under the arrangement if a person chooses to sell or let their property with Bluestone Sales and Lettings, on completion Bluestone will donate £50, a bullseye, to either St David’s Hospice Care, Newport Mind or Sparkle.

Sadiq Rahman, of Bluestone, Caerleon Road, Newport, said: “This will be applicable to new customers selling or letting their properties with Bluestone on our standard fee service. Bluestone is keen to give back to the local community and believes that this initiative is a great way in which it can support charities close to our hearts. We look forward to seeing the positive impact that the new initiative will have on the local community."

Tania Ansell, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Bluestone and that it has chosen St David’s Hospice Care as its charity of the year for 2018. St David’s Hospice Care is committed to providing bespoke, individual ‘free’ care for all our patients and their families. We work alongside patients and hope to support them at the most difficult times of their lives. We aim to ensure that patients have choice about the care they receive whilst maintaining dignity throughout their journey which is paramount to us.

“We are extremely grateful for all the fundraising support we get to help to continue to provide these services free to patients and their families throughout our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Naturally the cost of providing such high levels of care does have financial implications for the charity. It will cost St David’s Hospice Care more than £7.5m each year to provide their services, the charity income generates in various ways: 38 charity shops, a weekly lottery, applies for grant funding as well organising and facilitating many fundraising events throughout the year."

Newport Mind is a mental health charity providing a range of services to the people of Newport and is part of the network of local Mind associations across England and Wales.

Abbey Rowe, community wellbeing worker at Newport Mind, said: “The partnership with Bluestone raises awareness of mental health and the work that Newport Mind does with the added bonus of raising much needed money to support the work of Newport Mind. The £50 will cover the cost for one person with mental health problems to attend one of the many self-management courses Newport Mind runs such as understanding anxiety or dealing with depression. It could cover the cost of someone attending a Newport Mind wellbeing or activity groups, such as walking, writing or art group or one of the women’s or men’s wellbeing groups.”

Sparkle fundraising and events officer Seren Harbon said: “Sparkle is delighted to be partnering with Bluestone. We support over 300 children a week, with a disability and/or developmental difficulty and their families. We have to raise more than £400,000 every year to fund the vital services we support. This is only possible thanks to the very generous donations and help of the general public. We hope that our relationship with Bluestone will continue for years to come.”